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Old 03-24-2011, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One of my favourite Yiddish folk songs is "Donna Donna". Here is the English language version by Joan Baez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqzGZ5AaeSs

& here is a Yiddish version by Chava Alberstein. Not a great version. Moishe Oysher does a far better version but I couldn't find it on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oslEI...6130A548C4CF0F
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One of my favourite Yiddish folk songs is "Donna Donna". Here is the English language version by Joan Baez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqzGZ5AaeSs
I had never heard this song before. I enjoyed listening to Joan Baez singing "Donna Donna" once I read what the YouTube poster quoted Baez as saying about the song, which is a song for social justice and apparently even has a role in Czechosovakian history.
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YouTube - Kinderjohren yiddish song from Cracow
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Thanks for posting such a sweetly melancholic old song, which goes so well with the photos of life in Cracow. It`s like watching an out-take from Schindler`s List !

I prefer to hear Yiddish songs sung in Yiddish, so I guess I prefered the Chava Alberstein version of Donna Donna, though Joan Baez does a good job too.
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Thanks for posting such a sweetly melancholic old song, which goes so well with the photos of life in Cracow. It`s like watching an out-take from Schindler`s List !

I prefer to hear Yiddish songs sung in Yiddish, so I guess I prefered the Chava Alberstein version of Donna Donna, though Joan Baez does a good job too.
I agree, but there are other versions of that song I prefer, I just couldn't find them
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Here's a nice one. the sound is a bit scratchy, but nice song & the illustrations are wonderful

YouTube - Yiddish. Mein shtetele Belz
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Fabulous song! "Moishele"

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Here's a French version of Donna donna. A way from the original, but quite appealing, I thought

YouTube - dona dona helene et dorothee
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YouTube - Lisa Fishman - "Dona Dona"
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